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Ok, so before we all start going insane, could you clarify ...

Are we looking at 2 lines, or just what's in bold? Thanks! =)

The riddle/word puzzle is contained entirely in the one line in bold.

This one line represents a phrase not unfamiliar. Each word or two (generally speaking) of the puzzle corresponds to a letter or two (generally speaking) spelling out the answer. Other descriptors can be thrown in refering to the relation of individual letters.

Also, will grade work as we go along.

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Wow, I don't think I can even wrap my brain around this and even begin to try and solve it!
Please play along. I think/hope this one will start to reveal itself. I'll be answering each correct letter at a time. It's alot easier, of course, to work backwards from the answer. Edited by plainglazed
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X - cross, T? (or just an X)

in - N

back, behind, butt, end

for, fore/afore, before

example - ex/X, ie/I (eye/aye?), eg-egg -> something else?

As per normal I can't see the whole, merely ideas of the parts.

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As per normal I can't see the whole, merely ideas of the parts.

X - cross, T? (or just an X)

in - N

back, behind, butt, end

for, fore/afore, before

example - ex/X, ie/I (eye/aye?), eg-egg -> something else?

line two is correct in = "N" and that last line of yours contains the same relevent tidbit as before; just needs the correct manupulation.

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Let me bounce this one off of you for a little back and forth:

X two curves in back for example

And as before - show your math for full credit.

ok I will give it a try, don't laugh!

I am thinking

X = Cross = T

two curves = S

in back = N ??

for example = ex

I just really don't know, but i am trying to play along!

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ok I will give it a try, don't laugh!

I am thinking

X = Cross = T

two curves = S

in back = N ??

for example = ex

I just really don't know, but i am trying to play along!

Nothing wrong with your logic. I'd say you're understanding is excellent.
X and T(ee) often interchange; but not this time.
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Nothing wrong with your logic. I'd say you're understanding is excellent.
X and T(ee) often interchange; but not this time.

Well thank you. And that leaves me with 2 questions, since I am new to this kind of riddle.

1:Would that spoiler mean the other parts I had were correct?

2:Will the letters be jumbled or in order once solved?

If answering is too big of a hint, no need, I can just keep chuggin a long!

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Well thank you. And that leaves me with 2 questions, since I am new to this kind of riddle.

1:Would that spoiler mean the other parts I had were correct?

2:Will the letters be jumbled or in order once solved?

If answering is too big of a hint, no need, I can just keep chuggin a long!

1:"not this time"

2:the letters will read left to right as presented unless there is a descriptor that directs otherwise. Excelent question.

ex is not right. S and N have been established a correct.

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X = ex, former, previous?

R ahead of S ... which could lead to RSN (arson), so I guess probably not ... well crap.

But previous/before *could* still be good.

X could be "error" or "wrong" or something of that nature.

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X = ex, former, previous?

R ahead of S ... which could lead to RSN (arson), so I guess probably not ... well crap.

But previous/before *could* still be good.

Now I'm confused

(Part of answer from "X") - S - N - (part of answer from "back for example") And one undeterrmined "tidbit" from previous posts

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